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About Us

Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

  • Learn about the IHE. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience.

  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

IHE Membership

Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers. We offer membership types for highways professionals at every stage of their career.

Professional Registration

Becoming a professionally registered engineer demonstrates your high standard of competence and commitment. By choosing to register, you set yourself apart as an engineer with high standards and also demonstrate your commitment to maintain that competence in the future.

Academy Training

The IHE Highway Engineering Academy offers industry-led training in highway engineering. Through one of our specialist training courses leading to an industry-recognised Professional Certificate or Diploma, the HEA delivers the qualifications, skills and knowledge demanded by the highways industry which are in short supply today.

Work with us

Professional Development Partnerships are open to Highways Sector businesses, Local Government Authorities, Academic Institutions, Professional Engineering Institutes and other Highways interest based organisations.


We administer the registers for Highway Inspectors and Road Safety Auditors as well as manage our active forums contributed to by highways professionals.

Our review process involves preparing a report of your experience backed up by evidence and presented at an interview (face to face or online) with two registered engineers if you’re applying for CEng or IEng. There is normally no interview for EngTech or ICTTech.

Engineers and technicians need to undergo a Professional Review in order to achieve the Professional Registration titles. In addition, they need to be a member of a licenced Professional Engineering Institute (such as the IHE) and supply a copy of their Continuing Professional Development to their Institute at periodic intervals for assessment by a Professionally Registered assessor. For BCS registration (CITP or RITTech), your Professional Review assessment is conducted virtually.

You can view the guidance on the Professional Registration section of the website. The application form that you need to complete your Professional Review can be found in our Member’s area of the website.

To become a member please visit our membership section where you can find out about our grades and fees for membership. Members can also take advantage of our extensive highways experience with trained specialist advisors and mentors on-hand to offer practical advice and assist every step of the way.

The IHE also offer ‘Engineering Technician Workshops’ which take you through the professional review process.

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Join the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers

IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.